Sixth was Ducati Team's Andrea Dovizioso from Yamaha Factory Racing's Valentino Rossi, with the top ten being completed by Ducati Team's Nicky Hayden, Monster Yamaha Tech3's Crutchlow and Power Electronics Aspar's Aleix Espargaro (CRT leader). Despite finishing ninth, Crutchlow was very much in the wars. His first bike was destroyed when the Coventry-born rider lost control at Maggots on his out-lap; he then also crashed his second machine, losing the front end at Vale towards the end of the session.
Farm corner was the scene of most drama as PBM's Michael Laverty and Came IodaRacing Project's Lukas Pesek hit trouble, as well as Laverty's teammate Yonny Hernandez who would then suffer a second crash at Brooklands. Heading into Q1, Bradley Smith (Tech3) and Andrea Iannone (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) are favourites to proceed to the top 12 shootout, having ended combined practice in 11th and 12th places. Dani Pedrosa will also be aware of his position, having finished this morning's session in only tenth spot; however, this afternoon's temperatures will be closer to those in which he went third quickest on Friday. Following Free Practice 4, which has no direct bearing on the Q2 running order, Silverstone Qualifying will begin at 2:10pm local time (GMT +1).